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List of flag names

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This is an incomplete list of the names and nicknames of flags, organized in alphabetical order by flag name. Very few flags have any truly official names, but some unofficial names are so widely used that they are accepted as a flag's universal name.



  •  Aappalaartoq ("The red"), Greenland
  •  Al-Adaam ("Support flag"), Qatar
  •  Alam Baladii ("My country's flag"), Kuwait
  •  Alay Rengîn ("Colourful flag"), Kurdistan
  •  Albayrak ("Red Flag"), Turkey
  •  Alsancak ("Holy Red Standard"), Turkey
  •  Ay Yıldız ("Crescent Star"), Turkey
  •  La Albiceleste or La Celeste y Blanca ("The white and light blue one"), Argentina
  •  A'najmataynee ("The Two Stars"), Syria
  • B

  •  Bandeira Auriverde ("Gold and Green Flag"), Brazil!
  •  Bandeira das Quinas ("Flag of the quinas", the five blue shields of the Portuguese arms), Portugal
  •  Baner Dewi Sant ("Flag of Saint David"), Wales (unofficial flag)
  •  Baner Peran ("St. Piran's flag"), Cornwall
  •  Bhagwa ("The Saffron Banner"), Flag of the Hindus and former flag of the Maratha Empire
  •  Biało-Czerwona ("White-Red"), Poland
  •  Bieł-Čyrvona-Bieły ("White-Red-White"), historical flag of Belarus
  •  Bindenschild, Austria
  •  Bo Najma w Hlal ("Flag of the Star and the Crescent"), Libya
  • Bonnie Blue Flag, official flag of the now-defunct Republic of West Florida, also used in some places as an unofficial banner of the Confederate States of America.
  •  Bosanski Ljiljan ("Bosnian lily"), former flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  •  Bratach-Croise ("Saltire"), Scotland
  •  The Broken Trident, Barbados
  •  Bundesflagge ("Federal Flag"), Germany, official designation
  •  Български трикольор/Balgarski Trikolyor ("Bulgarian Three Colors"), Bulgaria
  •  青天、白日、滿地紅 ("Blue Sky, White Sun, Red Field") (Qīng Tiān, Bái Rì, Mǎn Dì Hóng), Republic of China (Taiwan)
  • C

  •  La Celeste ("The light blue one"), Uruguay
  •  Commonwealth Blue Ensign, Australia
  •  Crois Naomh Anndra ("St. Andrew's Cross"), Scotland
  •  Cờ đỏ sao vàng ("Red Flag and Yellow Star"), Vietnam
  •  Crotz occitana ("Occitan cross"), Occitania
  • D

  •  Dannebrog ' ("Danish cloth"), Denmark
  •  Derti ("My Nation/Land"), Kuwait
  • E

  •  Erfalasorput ("Our flag"), Greenland
  •  La Estrella Solitaria ("The Lonely Star"), Chile,
  •  La Estrella Solitaria ("The Lonely Star"), Cuba
  •  Estelada blava ("Blue-Starred Flag"), Catalan separatism
  •  Eureka Flag, Australia
  •  Eureka Jack, Australia
  • F

  •  Five Coloured Flag, Jain flag
  •  Fleurdelisé ("Fleur-de-lis-y"), Quebec
  • G

  •  Galanolefki ("Light blue and white"), Greece
  •  Golden Arrowhead, Guyana
  •  Gwenn-ha-du ("White and black"), Brittany
  •  Grand Ol' Flag
  • H

  •  Hinomaru 日の丸 ("Sun disc"), Japan (national flag and naval flag)
  •  Hvítbláinn, a flag proposal which was used but never became official, Iceland
  • I

  •  Ikurriña ("Flag"), Basque Country (the autonomous community, the region, and more generally the Basque people, culture and language)
  •  Innabi ("The Maroon"), Qatar
  •  Tiranga ("The Tricolour"), India
  •  Bratach ("Irish tricolour"), Irland
  • J

  •  Jalur Gemilang ("Stripes of Glory"), Malaysia
  •  Jefferson Seal flag, Jefferson (proposed U.S. state)
  • K

  • Kanaka Maoli ("True People"), Hawaii (alternative flag)
  • Kaponga (silver fern), New Zealand (unofficial, widely used)
  •  Khanjar Oo Sayfain ("Dagger and two swords"), Oman
  •  Khutjvriani Drosha ("Five-cross flag"), Georgia
  •  Kök Bayraq ("Blue Banner"), East Turkestan
  • L

  •  Lal-Sobuj ("Red & green"), Bangladesh
  • Leòmhann na h-Alba ("Lion Rampant"), Scotland
  • M

  •  Maple Leaf or l'Unifolié, Canada
  •  Merkið ("The Banner"), Faroe Islands
  • N

  • Nishan Sahib ("Holy flag"/"Exalted banner"), Sikh flag
  •  Nisshōki 日章旗 ("Sun-mark flag"), Japan
  • O

  •  Old Glory, United States
  • P

  •  Pahāḍa ("Mountain"), Nepal
  •  Parcam-e-Sitarah-o-Hilal ("Flag of the Crescent and Star"), Pakistan
  • Prinsenvlag ("Prince's flag"), Netherlands (historical)
  •  Piros-fehér-zöld ("Red-White-Green"), Hungary
  •  Puli Kodi ("Tiger flag"), Tamil Eelam
  • Q

  •  Qaumi Parcham ("National flag"), Pakistan
  •  青天、白日、滿地紅 (Qīng Tiān, Bái Rì, Mǎn Dì Hóng) ("Blue Sky, White Sun, Red Field"), Republic of China (Taiwan)
  • R

  •  The Rainbow Flag, Unity Flag, or Interim Flag (all unofficial), South Africa
  • Rainbow flag, there are several independent rainbow flags in use today, the most widely known worldwide is the pride flag representing gay pride, while the peace flag is especially popular in Italy and the cooperative flag symbolizes the international co-operative movement.
  •  Red Ensign or Red Duster, the civil ensign of the United Kingdom
  •  Красный флаг СССР (Krasnyy flag SSSR) ("Red Flag USSR"), Soviet Union
  •  Российский триколор (Rosiiski Trikolor) ("Russian Three Colours"), Russia
  •  Rojigualda ("Red-weld"), Spain
  •  Rot-Weiss-Rot ("Red-white-red"), Austria
  •  De Roude Léiw ("Red Lion"), civil ensign of Luxembourg
  •  Ручнік (Ručnik), Belarus
  • S

  •  Saint Andrew's Cross or The Saltire, Scotland
  • Saint George's Cross, England
  •  Saint Petroc's Flag, Devon
  •  Sam Si ("Tricolor"), Laos
  •  Sarkanbaltsarkanais karogs ("Red-white-red flag"), Latvia
  •  Sang Saka Merah Putih ("The Red White"), Indonesia
  •  Ѕвездата од Кутлеш ("Sun of Kutleš'), Republic of Macedonia (historical flag)
  •  Schwarz-Rot-Gold ("Black-red-gold"), Germany
  •  Seh-ye Rang-ye Beyraq ('"Tricolor"), Iran
  •  Senyera, Alghero and Catalonia
  •  Shir-o-Khorshid ('The lion and the sun"), Iran (historical flag)
  •  Shqiponja Dykrenare ("The two-headed eagle"), Albania
  •  Sinimustvalge ("Blue-black-white"), Estonia
  •  Siniristilippu ("Blue Cross Flag"), Finland
  •  Snow lion flag, Tibet
  •  Southern Cross, Confederate States of America (other meanings)
  •  Southern Cross Flag, Australia
  •  Southern Cross Flag, New Zealand
  •  Stars and Bars, Confederate States of America
  •  Stars and Stripes, United States
  •  Star-Spangled Banner, United States
  • T

  •  Taegeukgi, South Korea
  •  Tatlong Bituin at Isang Araw ("Three Stars and a Sun"), Philippines
  • Al Tawheed/Shahada, Saudi Arabia
  •  Tirangaa ("The Tricolour"), India
  •  Tjúgufáni, state flag of Iceland
  •  Trairong ("Tricolour"), Thailand
  •  Tree Cassyn Vannin ("Three Legs of Mann"), Isle of Man
  • Tricolor or similar, a term for several national flags which are tribands or tricolours:
  •  La Tricolor ("The Tricolor"), Bolivia
  •  El Tricolor Nacional ("The National Tricolor"), Colombia
  •  La Tricolor, Costa Rica
  •  La Tricolor, Ecuador
  •  Tricolor Nacional ("National Tricolour"), Venezuela
  •  La Tricolor, Second Spanish Republic (historical)
  •  Drapeau Tricolore ("Tricolour Flag"), France
  •  Il Tricolore, Italy
  •  Tricolorul, Romania
  •  Триколор (Trikolor), Russia
  •  Trídhathach na hÉireann ("Irish tricolour"), Ireland
  •  Trinacria, Sicily
  •  Trispalvė, Lithuania
  • U

  •  Üçrəngli Bayraq ("Tricolour Flag"), Azerbaijan
  • L'Union Fait La Force ("Unity makes strength"), motto on the flag of Haiti
  •  Union Jack or Union Flag, United Kingdom
  • Union Jack, jack of the United States Navy
  • W

  • Wiphala, a flag representing the native peoples of the Andes and the co-official flag of Bolivia
  •  五星红旗 (Wǔ Xīng Hóng Qí) ("Five-Starred Red Flag"), People's Republic of China
  • Y

  •  Y Ddraig Goch ("The Red Dragon"), Wales
  •  Եռագույն (Yerakooyn) ("Tricolour"), Armenia
  • Z

  •  жовто-блакитний (прапор) (Zhovto-blakytnyy (prapor)) ("Yellow-blue (flag)"), Ukraine
  • References

    List of flag names Wikipedia

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